The decade of the 90 was, par excellence, the rise of pop music and soft rock. Also that of the boybands and their female replicas. It was the time of casual, commercial and contagious music. In any case, the best songs of the 90s are catchy songs, little complicated, and that many of us still have in our heads as if we had heard them not too long ago.
Everybody - Backstreet Boys
Who does not sound the repetitive "everyboooodyyy" of the Backstreet Boys song? This band, originally from Orlando and born in 1993, is perhaps the boyband par excellence, and this title, among many of the band's successes, is one of the most listened to at the time. We have thought it fair to put this as the first of the best songs of the 90s , since its memory remains, sure, in the memory of many and, surely, in that of the teenage girls of the time and their families.
Back for good - Take That
Take That is, without a doubt, one of the bands that has published in Europe the best songs of the 90s . This is the British version of the first boybands. Born in 1990, after their first single, in 1991, and their crazy and sometimes even transgressive career - they deserved to be described by the BBC as "the most successful British band since the Beatles, appreciated by young people and adults." Their danceable rhythms and ballads dominated the British charts in the first half of the 90s, and the band placed two of their albums among the best sellers of the decade: "Everything changes" and "Greatest Hits". His curious story, with an initial separation, in 1996 -with the march of Robbie Williams-, his reappearance in 2005 with several new albums and several concert tours, the subsequent return of Robbie, a new tour, again the march of Robbie and after Jason Orange, they have not been an impediment for the band to have released (this time with three components) a new album in 2014.
Wannabe - Spice Girls
The Spice Girls are the female version of the boybands, and it was a pop music group in England, formed in 1994. They marked a revolution in the music industry and became the female band with the best bands ever. Initially they triumphed in the United Kingdom, but soon their impact reached a great impact worldwide, with their feminist vindication popularizing the slogan "Girl Power". After three albums, they separated in 2001 to start solo careers. Although in 2007 they released a Great hits album and announced their return, it never came.
Barbie Girl - Aqua
Barbie Girl, one of the best songs of the 90s ! It was the third single of the Scandinavian group Aqua, although it was the first one published in the United Kingdom. The song reached the top positions in the European rankings, as in the United Kingdom where it remained first for three weeks. He also reached number 7 in the US Billboard Hot 100, and, of course, he danced at all the parties of the year. You could say that it was the best known and famous success of the Aqua group.
Livin 'the crazy life - Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin has made many songs famous, including "The Cup of Life", on the occasion of the 1998 World Cup. After this success, his "Livin 'la vida loca" was a worldwide hit, since It is often said that this - one of the best songs of the 90s - was the trigger for the success of Latin pop. Since its release, the song sold more than 8 million copies, being one of the most purchased of all time. The album, whose name was Ricky Martin, sold 22 million copies and is one of the best selling of all time.
Baby one more time - Britney Spears
This was undoubtedly the quintessential success of the young American pop princess. "Baby one more time" was his first single, included on his first album "Britney Spears", in 1999. Jive Records knew how to include it as one of the best songs of the 90s , taking advantage of Britney's past as "Disney girl", which embodies a young woman who regrets having broken up with her boy. The song generally received good reviews, and reached the top of the lists of the time. The accompanying video clip, suggestive, with a teenage girl dressed as a schoolgirl and with an innocent girl's face, has just rounded off the success.
This is our selection of the best songs of the 90s . Obviously, the decade provided much other music, more "serious", represented the continuation of some performers and the end point of some others. It is the time of Ace of Base, Five, Oasis, Aerosmith, REM, Mana, Nirvana, Boyzone, etc. but we have made our selection based on what were commercial phenomena that, although some of them are still in the spotlight, caused a furor in those years.